EDMI smart metering modem with Sierra Wireless AirPrime embedded module hailed as "Best Mobile Innovation for Utilities"
BARCELONA, Spain Feb. 16 Barcelona
The EWM100 is an industrial-grade machine-to-machine communications solution designed specifically for smart metering applications. It provides robust GSM/GPRS connectivity between a utility’s operations center and individual power meters in the field. With secure, real-time communications, utilities can manage grids more efficiently, remotely control services, and support in-home energy management applications that empower consumers to change their consumption behavior and lower their costs.
As energy suppliers worldwide expand their investments in smart metering technologies, solutions like the EWM100 provide a powerful platform to enhance energy distribution and optimize legacy grids. By enabling end-to-end, two-way communications down to the individual power meter, utilities can enhance electricity generation and distribution, reduce peak consumption by shifting demand loads and, ultimately, create a "greener" power grid that serves more customers with less energy supply.
Didier Dutronc, Senior Vice President and General Manager, M2M Embedded Solutions for Sierra Wireless, said: "Smart metering is the future of the energy sector, and EDMI is at the cutting edge of this fast-growing market. We are thrilled to have contributed to this solution, and to have played a role in demonstrating how cellular communications can help transform an industry. We offer our warmest congratulations to EDMI."
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